This year, I bought a little basil plant. I probably couldn’t have bought anything more practical, since I love cooking with basil. (And I refuse to pay the hefty sum they want in the grocery store for a small sprig of it.) I even love the smell of basil.
The way I look at it, even if I get nothing more from the plant than the leaves that are on it, I’ve already gotten more of a harvest from it than from last year’s tomato plant, which yielded exactly one penny-sized tomato.
I’m still no gardening expert, but hopefully the basil plant doesn’t know that. I’m hoping to have some garnish for many Italian dishes this year!